Current Fellows

Ryan Carpenter received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2018.  He is working on using ecological momentary assessment to examine novel indices of substance use.

Noah Emery received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Dakota in 2018.  His work focuses on the use of advanced mobile technology to examine how key state and trait level variables lead to systematic changes in the development, progression, maintenance, and ultimately treatment of substance use disorders.

Michelle Haikalis received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2019.  Her work studies the intersection of alcohol use and sexual violence through the use of laboratory, naturalistic, self-report and qualitative methodologies.

Sarah Helseth received her Ph.D. in Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Florida International University in 2017.  She is examining strategies by which to increase access to and utilization of effective mental health services, particularly among underserved and at-risk youth and their families.

Lidia Meshesha received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis in 2018.  Her research interests include investigating behavioral economic theory based supplemental interventions to improve alcohol and drug use treatments outcomes.

Melissa Pielech received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico in 2019.  Her research interests are in pediatric chronic pain and opioid use disorders, family-based treatment approaches, and implementation science. (F32 funding)

Robert Rosales received his Ph.D. in Social Work from Boston College in 2018.  His research concentrates on ethnoracial behavioral health outcomes and the impact of policy on ethnoracial minorities’ access to behavioral health care.

Kelli Scott received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2018.  Her work focuses on maximizing the success of community implementation efforts through tailoring interventions to organization contexts.

Natasha Sokol received her Sc.D. in Social Epidemiology from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2018.  Her research identifies the processes that contribute to inequities in drug use, treatment, and consequences throughout the life course and intergenerationally.

Alexander Sokolovsky received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. He is investigating motivational influences on youth and young adult substance use and their effects on longitudinal substance use outcomes.

Angela Stevens received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University in 2019.  Her research interests include the interplay of impulsivity, impaired control, and problematic alcohol and cannabis use in young adults.